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What do I do after testing positive with a home test pregnancy test ?

What do  I  do  after  testing  positive  with  a  home  test pregnancy  test ?

Pregnancy: After a positive pregnancy test, eat healthy, avoid alcohol, NSAIDs, excessive caffeine and start prenatal vitamins. Schedule an appointment with your physician for confirmation and initiation of prenatal care. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Im overweight, how does that effect the results of a pregnancy test, LMP was in july negative home test, been regular for years... Thank you.. ?

Im overweight, how does that effect the results of a pregnancy test, LMP was in july negative home test, been regular for years... Thank you.. ?

No effect: Your weight should not effect the accuracy of a urine home pregnancy test which measures HCG which is produced by cells within the placental tissues of the conception. A blood test for serum beta HCG can give a more exact measurement of the pregnancy hormone level and can be followed over time to ensure an early pregnancy appears to be progressing properly until an ultrasound can be perfomed. ...Read more

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A negative pregnancy test(Home test) after 3 weeks of intercourse. can i still be pregnant? can i rely the test?

A negative pregnancy test(Home test) after 3 weeks of intercourse. can i still be pregnant? can i rely the test?

Depends: Did you miss a period? You may wish to re do the test in 5-7 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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5 positive home pregnancy test 2 different brands negative blood test still getting a positive in home test lines very slowly getting darker ?

5 positive home pregnancy test 2 different brands negative blood test still getting a positive in home test lines very slowly getting darker ?

Blood test for HCG: Given the discrepant results with hpt, it would be useful to see your doctor and get a blood test for HCG levels, it is more sensitive and specific than hpt. Alternatively could wait 4-5 days to repeat hpt. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If my period should start around now (and it hasn't) and I take a pregnancy test tomorrow morning, what is likelihood of the home test being accurate?

If my period should start around now (and it hasn't) and I take a pregnancy test tomorrow morning, what is likelihood of the home test being accurate?

Wait another week: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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How long should you wait for your (missed) (7 days) period before getting a blood pregnancy test if all your home test are negative ?

How long should you wait for your (missed) (7 days) period before getting a blood pregnancy test if all your home test are negative ?

Any time: Blood pregnancy tests are usually positive a day after the missed period. Home tests may be at that time and are generally positive 4-5 days after missed period. If you are 7 days past missed period; did the home tests correctly, you do not need the blood test as you are not likely to be pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for ultrasound exam. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more